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A Jolly Time in Canning Town

A Jolly Time in Canning Town (Paperback)

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A Jolly Time in Canning Town is a very detailed and personal account of Patricia Jolly's upbringing and life in old dockland London. She traces her family history, and moves on to describe how life was, living, and working, in her father's greengrocer shop in the aftermath of the Second World War. They were austere times, no luxuries, basic housing and money was very tight. Austere, but still a happy childhood, surrounded by an extended family who all pull together when necessary, and who know how to enjoy themselves in spite of the hardships. As she grows up and moves into employment, still within the same local area, we learn more of what life was like for the ordinary working person, and her account evokes old memories of life before computers, private cars and foreign holidays. This book is an insight into the social history of three generations of Cockney costermongers living and trading in the East End of London.

BiographyMemoirs Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Publication Date: 30/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9781785543821  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Patricia Jolly was born in West Ham in 1946 into a family of greengrocers. She recalls her early childhood through the 40s and 50s to being a teenager during the 60s with Mods and Rockers and the years beyond to 2008. The stories she shares are of tragedy, humour and sadness.

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